Adopting is not a publicity stunt
“I challenge anyone who thinks you adopt a kid for a publicity stunt.”
“Any parent knows that would have to be the most intensive publicity stunt in the world. I am sure she is coming from a good place.”
Actor Hugh Jackman, sympathising with Madonna’s recent failed attempt to adopt a Malawian orphan girl, Mercy James, to add to her brood of Lourdes, 12, Rocco, eight, and three-year-old David Banda, who she adopted from Malawi three years ago.
Jackman says he understood the problems Madonna faced in her failed attempt to adopt a second child from Malawi after he and his wife went through similar angst in Australia.
The “Wolverine” star and his wife Deborra-Lee Furness had wanted to adopt a child from Africa or Asia but found Australia’s laws on overseas adoptions made it impossible. The couple ended up adopting Oscar, eight, and Ava, three, from the United States instead.
“There are 130 million orphans in the world – who is looking after them? If you are a citizen of the world, on some level they are all our responsibility. And if you have got parents who want to adopt and there are children who need a home, it seems like a no-brainer.
From an article by TVNZ.